Friday, January 28, 2011

“Ongoing movies - Post-Tribune” plus 1 more

“Ongoing movies - Post-Tribune” plus 1 more


Ongoing movies - Post-Tribune

Posted: 28 Jan 2011 01:59 AM PST

January 28, 2011

127 Hours

Critic's rating: 4 stars

Rated: R for violence and language.

Length: 1 hr., 34 min.

Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara. Clemence Poesy, Treat Williams, Kate Burton and Lizzy Caplan.

A mountain cl­imber trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah, resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Black Swan

Critic's rating: 31⁄2 stars

Rated: R for sexuality, violence, drug use and language.

Length: 1 hr., 58 min.

Stars: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder.

A thriller that zeros in on the relationship between a veteran ballet dancer and a rival.

Country Strong

Rating: 21⁄2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 56 min.

Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester.

A rising country-music songwriter sparks with a fallen star. Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband-manager and a beauty queen-turned-singer.

The Dilemma

Critic's rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG-13 for sexuality.

Length: 1 hr., 58 min.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Winona Ryder.

A man discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair.

The Fighter

Critic's rating: 21⁄2 stars

Rated: R for violence, sexuality, drug content and language.

Length: 1 hr., 55 min.

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo.

A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

The Green Hornet

Critic's rating: 1 star

Rated: PG-13 for violent action, language, sexuality and drug content.

Length: 1 hr., 48 min.

Stars: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz, David Harbour and Edward James Olmos.

Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

Gulliver's Travels

Critic's rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG for rude humor, language and action.

Length: 1 hr., 25 min.

Stars: Jack Black, Emily Blunt and Jason Segel

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Critic's rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG-13 for action violence, frightening images and sexuality.

Length: 2 hr., 26 min.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, Rhys Ifans, Jason Isaacs, Bill Nighy and Alan Rickman.

The longest book in the Harry Potter series is being broken into two parts, pitting Harry against arch rival Voldemort.

The King's Speech

Critic's rating: 4 stars

Rated: R for language.

Length: 1 hr., 58 min.

Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of the crown.

Little Fockers

Critic's rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG-13 for sexual humor, language and drug content.

Length: 1 hr., 38 min.

Stars: Ben Stiller, Teri Polo and Robert De Niro

Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law Greg Focker have what it takes?

No Strings Attached

Critic's rating: 2 stars

Rated: R for sexuality, language and drug material.

Length: 1 hr., 46 min.

Stars: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell, Ophelia Lovibond, Olivia Thirlby, Chris Bridges and Jake Johnson.

A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.

Season of the Witch

Critic's rating: 2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content.

Length: 1 hr., 35 min.

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Stephen Graham, Ulrich Thomsen, Robert Sheehan and Christopher Lee.

A group of 14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.

Tangled

Critic's rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG for violence

Length: 1 hr., 32 min.

Voices of: Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.

When the kingdom's most wanted — and most charming — bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty towerbound teen with 70 feet of magical hair.

Tron: Legacy

Critic's rating: 3 stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence and language.

Length: 2 hr., 5 min.

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Box-leitner, Beau Garrett and James Frain.

A virtual-world worker looks to take down the Master Control Program.

True Grit

Critic's rating: 31⁄2 stars

Rated: PG-13 for violence including disturbing images.

Length: 1 hr., 50 min.

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld.

A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

Yogi Bear

Critic's rating: Not reviewed

Rated: PG for rude humor.

Length: 1 hr., 20 min.

Voices of: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris.

A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith.

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Movie Review :: Barney's Version (2011) (R) - Associated Content

Posted: 18 Jan 2011 12:09 AM PST

Part of what makes Barney's Version so absorbing is that it's intentionally told from an unreliable point of view. Much of the last thirty-five years of Barney Panofsky's life unfold over the course of
nearly two and a half hours, and yet there's a noticeable lack of information. You may be tempted to think (1) that screenwriter Michael Konyves glossed over a few too many details from Mordecai Richler's novel, or (2) that director Richard J. Lewis and editor Susan Shipton left a few too many scenes on the cutting room floor. Resist that temptation. I cannot explain why, for that would give away the entire last quarter of the film. All I can say is that there's a perfectly logical explanation for the narrative gaps.

Panofsky, a role that earned Paul Giamatti a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a musical or comedy (genres that don't apply here), may be one of the most realistic characters of any recent film. This is because his life, as is the case with everyone's life, doesn't work on a story arc, and his personality doesn't remain consistent. He's a man of deep flaws; he smokes a few too many cigars, spends a few too many nights drunk, watches a few too many hockey games away from home, can be venomously honest in the heat of anger, and is impulsive with who he falls in love with. But he isn't without his redeeming qualities; while far from the world's greatest husband or father, there is genuine love for his children and third wife, who he met and fell in love with the day he married his second wife.

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